The Sewanee Review has announced Mary Ruefle as the winner of the 2017 Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry. Ruefle has authored 12 books of poetry, including My Private Property (2016) and Trances from the Blast (2013), as well as two collections of prose, and other writings. She has received numerous other literary honors, including the Poetry Society of America’s William Carlos Williams Award, Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, and a Whiting Award.
The Aiken Taylor Award celebration will take place March 1 and 2, with a lecture by poet Michael Dickman on Ruefle’s poetry at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, in Convocation Hall. Dickman, whose most recent collection, Green Migraine, was published in 2016, will lecture on Ruefle’s poetry. A reception will follow the talk.
At 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2, also in Convocation Hall, Sewanee Vice-Chancellor John McCardell and Adam Ross, editor-in-chief of the Sewanee Review, will present Ruefle with the award, after which she will give a reading of her work. A reception will follow the reading.
Thursday, March 2, 2017
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM